Martine Lemieux is a Montreal designer whose ready-to-wear women’s clothing brand Junk was sold from 1991 to 1997. Inspired by the West Coast fitness craze, the designer created form-fitting garments made primarily of stretchy synthetic fabrics. The pieces featured simple lines, were easy to maintain, and affordable.
Graduating from Cégep Marie-Victorin in fashion at the age of 19, Martine Lemieux began her career in fashion in 1990 working as a stylist in Los Angeles. Returning to Montreal the following year, she created her first pants collection for the boutique Mousseline. The same year, she founded Junk, a brand that was soon sold in dozens of stores across Canada.
« Martine Lemieux de JUNK : fraîcheur garantie », La Presse, 21 septembre 1994, (récupéré dans Eureka)
« Sachez-le avant tout le monde! », La Presse, 30 juillet 1997, (récupéré dans Eureka!)
« Sans préjugé, ni prescription », La Presse, 18 août 1992, (récupéré dans Eureka!)
Madeleine Goubau, Contributor